The legality of what has been described as curfew parties by bar and night club owners is being probed by the Police Service.

Public Information Officer of the Police Service, ASP Joanne Archie, revealed this at a news briefing held today at the Police Administration Building in Port of Spain.

Ms Archie called for the practice to end.

Areas identified as crime hot spots by the security authorities are under curfew from 11pm to 4am in the current state of emergency.

ASP Archie also revealed officers recovered a homemade shot gun and several rounds of ammunition at a Las Cuevas house.